Jackie Verna’s Slightly Updated Version of “Strawberry Wine” on “The Voice” Was Really, Really Great

In not-so-shocking fashion, fans of “The Voice” chose a lot of country songs for contestants during the show’s Top 11 performances. #TeamAdam’s Jackie Verna was able to show off her musicality with the ever-impressive Deana Carter hit, “Strawberry Wine.” Though it’s hard to quantify, this has to be one of the most covered songs of … Read more

Kelly Clarkson Sang Reba’s “Why Haven’t I Heard From You” During Blake Shelton’s ACM Awards After Party and It Was INSANE

Very few people can sing a Reba McEntire song on demand. But, very few people are as talented as Kelly Clarkson. So, of course, she can do it. After taking the stage with Reba during the 53rd Annual ACM Awards, Kelly headed over to Blake Shelton’s after party where she surprised the crowd and surprised … Read more

9 Time Travel Videos from Tracy Lawrence That Should Be Watched and Celebrated in Order

In the 1990s, Tracy Lawrence was at the top of his game and the top of the country music charts pretty regularly. One of the things that made Lawrence so special (besides his lyrics and perfect twang) was his series of time travel videos that were just cheesy as hell and pretty perfect. Years later … Read more

Rhett Akins Describing How Songwriting is Like Fishing is Gold

After releasing a few modest hits as a solo artist in the ’90s, Rhett Akins set his sights on songwriting in the 2000s and has been cranking out some of Nashville biggest hits since. This year, Akins was nominated for ACM Songwriter of the Year after having a song on the country music charts for … Read more

9 Times Alan Jackson Was Way Ahead of the Fashion Game

A couple of weeks ago, GQ Style rounded up 15 of Nashville’s finest musicians for a photoshoot they called “The Sultans of Twang.” The article featured actual country music artists and no current Top 40 artists, unless you count Chris Stapleton, because honestly, he barely charts.

One of the artists they featured was Alan Jackson, who wore his own clothes for the shoot. He looked incredible and it kind of got me thinking that he’s always been a bit of ahead of the fashion curve. Alan has never been afraid to think outside the traditional country box, throw some flare on it or stick with a staple item.

9 Times Alan Jackson Was Way Ahead of the Fashion Game:

1. Early on, Jackson started wearing cool jackets that cut off at the waist. The shorter jacket showed off just how tall Jackson was (is) and always added a little more to his get-up.

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6 Country Music Songs You Won’t Believe Are 20 Years Old

In 1998, the country music charts were dominated by new, pop-ish country music hits from Shania Twain and Faith Hill, but still featured multiple No. 1s from Garth Brooks, George Strait and Tim McGraw. Honestly, it is kind of hard to believe that 1998 was 20 years ago and McGraw is still on the charts, … Read more

Kacey Musgraves Covering Brooks and Dunn’s “Neon Moon” Is Literally Amazing

In 1992, Brooks & Dunn released “Neon Moon” as the third single from their Brand New Man album. It went to No. 1 and is one of their most well known hits, which is probably why Kacey Musgraves has decided to cover it while out on the Breakers Tour with Little Big Town. Kacey’s version … Read more

12 Best Country Music Songs By Men Named Tracy (or Trace)

Currently in Hollywood, there are multiple men named Chris that are super famous and leading men in several movie franchises. Nashville even has three men named Chris who are consistently in the spotlight. But, let’s talk about a few guys named Tracy/e. Combined, Tracy Lawrence, Tracy Byrd and Trace Adkins have 15 No. 1 singles, … Read more

Lauren Alaina Nailed Shania Twain’s “Any Man Of Mine” With Help from Jon Pardi (In An Amazing ’90s Shirt)

If any current country music ladies have the zeal, spunk and sass of Shania Twain circa 1995, Lauren Alaina is definitely on that list. Recently, we’ve heard Lauren cover Shania’s “You’re Still The One” and Lea Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance,” but after seeing her on stage performing Shania’s “Any Man of Mine,” those … Read more

Maren Morris Covering Deana Carter’s “Strawberry Wine” Might Be the Greatest Thing We’ve Ever Heard

I know people say things like “Adele could sing the phone book and sound good” or “Ronnie Dunn” could read the McDonald’s menu and I’d buy it, but that’s how I feel about Maren Morris‘ vocal and genre range. The singer-songwriter can truly do it all and she’s still a bit underrated in my opinion. … Read more

A Brief Breakdown of Brooks & Dunn’s 10 Super Intriguing Album Covers

Without a doubt, Brooks & Dunn are going to go down in music history as one of the best, if not the best, country music duo of all-time. The pair spent 20 years together as a duo releasing 10 albums and charting 50 singles, with 20 No. 1 singles. With 10 studio albums, seven compilation … Read more

#TeamMiley Wore A Lot of Leopard for This Performance of Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like A Woman”

I can’t say for sure, but I would guess that most women of a certain age and even women not of a certain age know exactly what to do when they hear a certain guitar riff and the phrase, “let’s go girls!” They find their best leopard piece of clothing or white dress shirt and … Read more